(a) A registered professional nurse licensed under the provisions of article seven of this chapter may delegate dialysis care to a dialysis technician if:
(1) The dialysis technician has completed the requirements set forth in this article and established by the Board by legislative rule;
(2) The registered professional nurse considers the dialysis technician to be competent; and
(3) The dialysis technician provides the care under the direct supervision of the registered professional nurse.
(b) A registered professional nurse licensed under the provisions of article seven of this chapter may not delegate dialysis care to an individual who is listed on the nurse aide abuse registry with a substantiated finding of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property.
(c) Nothing in this article may be construed to prohibit a dialysis technician trainee from performing dialysis care as a part of and within the scope of the clinical skills instruction segment of an approved dialysis technician training program.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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